Inspection Agency Technical Manager
Christchurch, New Zealand
We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our Livestock & Meat team!
As the Technical Manager you will be responsible for protecting and enabling our Meat Inspection team of Official Assessors, by ensuring all technical, regulatory and accreditation aspects of delivery are achieved.
Our Official Assessors are located across New Zealand at our customer sites, carrying out ante and post mortem meat inspection, training and other regulatory/commercial activities. We operate as the Inspection Agency and utilise the New Zealand domestic meat requirements, OMAR and export requirements and ISO17020. As a regulatory appointed role, it is critical these responsibilities are upheld and that trusted relationships are formed and fostered.
As part of the Technical Team reporting to the Compliance Manager, your days will never be the same. You will be working with the regulator to ensure accurate implementation of their requirements, and the verification agency to respond and implement process improvements. You will also ensure our training programmes are maintained, our trainers supported, our systems remain current and that all technical related KPIs are exceeded.
With a relevant Animal Science or Veterinary Degree and 5+ years or more inspection experience (or relevant equivalent technical experience), you will be able to articulate and simplify the complex through various means of communications.
Along with your technical experience and ability to gain regulatory approval, you will have proven experience in the meat industry. You will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to working with others, have an eye for detail that does not falter, have lots of initiative and a strong motivation to doing the right thing.
Everyday our experienced team of 1800+ people work alongside farmers, producers, and others throughout the food supply chain to help them uphold what Aotearoa stands for in food - a higher standard of quality and safety.
We are passionate about our shared role as Kaitiaki Kai, guardians of food, and have a deep responsibility to do the right thing for food and the environments it comes from.
We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining great people, and supporting them to be the best they can be. We know diverse teams are stronger teams and we believe in fairness and opportunity for all.
Helping Aotearoa shape a better food world - Join us today!
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